First thing you need to do when you choose band saws in Canada is to determine the shape of the tooth. This may vary on the materials that you need to cut. If you are cutting fairly thin materials and intricate cuts, regular tooth will do for it. Skip tooth blade is best for soft non-ferrous plastic, metal and woods. Hooked tooth blades are useful for thick metal, plastic or woods that you want to cut. Next thing you need to consider is the set of tooth. You can use rake set for horizontal or contour cutting. This kind of set has a one tooth on the right, one on the center and other one on left. If you want faster cutting on woods you can choose the alternate or straight tooth set. For thin cutting it is best to use the wavy tooth set.
The width of the blade is also important to consider when you choose band saw blades. When you buy band saw blades there is an instruction that will tell the width of the blade. You need to know that the wider your blade will be the straighter it will cut. There are some blades which don’t have instruction in it, if this happens you can consider the blade as wide as the machine. This will help you cut faster. You also need to consider the teeth per inch (TPI), this will determine the finished cut that you want. The thickness of blade is also important. If you are cutting thin materials it is also best to use thin type of blade. Remember that the thicker the blades the more fatigues it suffer. Thinner blade is not good for longer cutting because it strains much on cutting. Lighter blade will last longer in doing lighter works. It is always safe to have proportion on your blades and the types of sawing that you are doing.